James Clear on Small Habits and Daily Rituals
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"There is a surprisingly narrow gap that separates the good performance from the great performance. And that narrow gap is separated by small habits and daily rituals.
It is so easy to dismiss the value of making slightly better decisions on a daily basis. Sticking with the fundamentals is not impressive. Falling in love with boredom is not sexy. Getting one percent better isn't going to make headlines.
There is one thing about it though: it works." — James Clear
It's easy to over-promise big changes yourself.
If you make drastic shifts to your diet and start going to the gym for two hours a day after a period of not being active, you are almost certainly setting yourself up for failure. It's unsustainable.
However, if you make tiny changes in the right direction you're much more likely to build a sustainable and long-term habit. This goes for any skill in life.
Lose the drastic changes and focus on getting 1% percent better today.
About the creator 👤
James Clear is an author who writes about habits, decision making, and continuous improvement. He's wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide.
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